Windows Phone Team Working On Maps 2.0?

One of the weak points with Windows Phone is the fact that the maps software is not as good as the software on a few other phones. They are now looking for people to join the team in order to extend the definition of maps from just a navigation tool to a dynamic canvas that can be used for overlaying rich location-centric data (e.g. transit information) and creating brand new experiences (e.g. map of a popular sightseeing tour). You can see this in the main section of the job posting below, also if you want to view more about it, then you can here.

We are looking for a strong and experienced SDET to help build and test the next generation Maps experience on Windows Phone. As a member of the team you will be instrumental in building the best experience on any phone for discovering and getting to places in the real world. This will go far beyond the experience of today with looking up the address of a place and finding directions using a map. Places in future versions of Windows Phone will be contextually relevant and dynamic, with information like reviews from social networks, live events, offers/coupons and other rich information on a global scale. Maps will be a tightly coupled experience that will cover the basic end user expectations (e.g. get me directions) that users associate with a place. You will help extend the definition of maps from just a navigation tool to a dynamic canvas that can be used for overlaying rich location-centric data (e.g. transit information) and creating brand new experiences (e.g. map of a popular sightseeing tour).

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